Carrots

Michigan carrot producers to vote on program changes

Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) Director Gary McDowell announced Nov. 22 that Michigan’s carrot producers will have an opportunity to vote on proposed program amendments to the Michigan Carrot Industry Development Program.... more »

Michigan carrot growers to vote on program changes

Michigan carrot growers are scheduled to vote on changes to the Michigan Carrot Industry Development Program. The referendum, conducted by the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD), will take place between Dec. 6... more »

Some tips to control fungal leaf blights of carrot

Powdery mildew, alternaria and cercospora are three important fungal foliar pathogens that can cause early defoliation in carrots, thus reducing yields and making harvest difficult. Each pathogen produces distinct symptoms. Powdery mildew causes characteristic white, powdery lesions on... more »

Carrot grower-shipper awards annual scholarships to children of employees

Grimmway Farms hosted an outdoor reception June 2 at its headquarters to announce the 2021 recipients of the Grimmway Farms Scholarship Program. The annual program recognizes the superior academic performance of students who have a... more »

For whom the bell grows: A brief history of the Cajun holy trinity

The Cajun “holy trinity” is at the heart of Louisiana cuisine. The union of onions, celery and green bell peppers create the base flavors of gumbo, jambalaya, etouffee and numerous other hearty dishes that have... more »

‘Calcium conundrum’ addressed as carrot growers tackle cavity spot

A quarter of a teaspoon of calcium per acre: all that’s needed to reduce susceptibility to cavity spot in carrots. Yet calcium applications of several times that rate still fail to control the disease. Now... more »

Researcher plays key role in project aimed at protecting carrot seed crop

Lindsey du Toit has battled pathogens on carrot seed crops for 20 years as a scientist at Washington State University. She is now part of a new $3 million USDA Specialty Crops Research Initiative (SCRI)... more »

Reports say Grimmway Farms purchased by asset managers

Bakersfield, California-based carrots giant Grimmway Farms said Nov. 25 it has reached an agreement to sell to an Indiana conglomerate that focuses on agricultural investments. According to a story by Bakersfield.com, the buyer is Teays... more »

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